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be making a bigger case about taxes, spending, shoot for the mountains and not get dragged down on what he says is clearly democrats and the president's turf. >> we have to focus, steve, i believe republicans -- i've said it time and time again -- on taxes. on cutting spending. on saving entitlements. on saving america from this crushing national debt. it grew $6 trillion under barack obama over the past term. and try to avoid some of these other issues. but i hear bobby jindal's new federalism on crack talking about cutting federal employees by three-quarters, et cetera, et cetera. that ain't going to happen. with the changing demographics and where america is and where it's going over the next 20 every 30 years. >> that's the issue. if you separate it, i think the first part not being the stupid party anymore is sort of a no-brainer. why would you go around insulting important interest groups. >> women. >> yeah, the 47%, all that stuff. but then you get to his policy proposals, and i don't think he's in the mainstream of this country when you talk about 25% of the government buildings, c
the county is expected to raise about $1.2 million from that tax. it based its projections on the d.c. system. and you have to remember it's not just grocery stores but all retailers are charging for a bag. >> i was at wheaton mall this weekend. my best friend's wife was buying clothes. the woman told her she had to pay for the bag, lost it. lives in laurel, didn't know. >> yep. >>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> we're watching a strong line of storms move out of our region this hour. you could still feel their impact today. many low-lying areas like this one in fairfax county are under water at this hour. and that could cause problems with your morning commute. >>> power crews working hard to get lights on for thousands in the area. we found lines down on beech drive nor porter in the district. a tree brought those down. pepco has restored power to 4,000 residents in the past half-hour. just 1,500 in the dark. dominion dropping quickly, as well. down to less than 800. bge holding steady, 350 outages in anne arundel and prince george's county. high water also
including fines and back taxes, undergo a background check and learn english and american civics. yesterday, marco rubio in florida sought to win over conservatives opposed to any deal with threats of amnesty. >> there are over 11 million workers undocumented. that's not something any wanted to see happen. it is what has happened. we have an obligation and need to address the reality of the situation we face. i think today is an important first step in what's going to be a significant complicated journey. the issue of immigration is not a simple one. we have the opportunity to do it right and if we do, i think we'll do a tremendous service to our country. snow jo . >> joe, remains to be seen how far this gets but you see john mccain and lindsey graham talking about what they're talking about in terms of a bill that even hints at amnesty. >> no doubt about it, things have changed in the last five years. there will still be conservatives in the house who want to be assured by marco rubio and john mccain and any conservative that supports this bill that won't be a repeat of 1996, that was an o
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billion over five years for transportation projects. he'd also do that by eliminating the state's gas tax and raising its sales tax. another element of mcdonnell's plan sparking protests today. hybrid car owners plan to drive to richmond to show their opposition for that proposal. they're upset the governor wants to impose a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles. >>> let's check in with tony again on the live desk with breaking news in montgomery county. tony? >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news where montgomery county fire rescue is attempting to rescue a person out of a car. take a look now. moments ago, firefighters just went out to that car. they're returning back now. and i can't really tell. looks like they may have one person with them. looked like just a few seconds ago that they may have pulled that person out of the passenger side of the vehicle. again, this is the 16800 block of riffle ford road, montgomery county fire rescue. looks like rescuing one person out of the passenger side window of the vehicle that was stuck there on that -- on that flooded road. again this
taxes. doesn't add up. pardon the pun. >> a new "washington post" poll says 57 americans have a favorable opinion of president obama. that's a three-year high. >> it's time to brew on this. i am sure we all worked with this kind of person in our lives. the know it all person. turns out they might not just annoy you but they could ruin your super bowl party on sunday. >> a recent survey finds 52 percent of adults feel the know it all is the worst super bowl guest. close runner up the remote dominator the social butterfly an the super fan that am coulds decked out in the uniform. >> and screams through out the whole party. >> what is the worst house guest? tweet them or e-mail them to us. >>> ronald reagan's boyhood home is getting a lot of tanks because it is about to meet the wrecking ball in order to make way for a brand new building in honor of president obama. >> they are some of the easiest meals to make at home. these guys the frozen pizza may be tainted with poison. >> average price of gas 3.39 cents per gallon. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ sh
are unnecessary. >> they don't hit the elites, they don't hit the criminal. they hit the average hard-working tax-paying american. >> most republicans on the committee agree. >> i have a hard time telling my constituents in texas that congress is looking at passing a whole new raft of laws when the laws currently on the books are so woefully unenforced. >> the hearing touched on many measures congress is considering including strengthening background checks for gun buyers, lilting high capacity magazines and limitibanning ass weapons. even for some like patrick leahy -- >> americans have the right to self-defense, to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> as the hearing was going on, senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona, one dead twoond wounded in phoenix. and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. this 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who performed at the inauguration. >> a gunman shot her dead in just a matter of days after the happiest day of her life. she's gone. >> one thing this
, and this is net, after tax revenue is realized, $2.6 trillion. and that's in costs in medicare, social security, unemployment compensation, food stamps and other welfare programs. that's a foundation study. so the bottom line is, we're trying to balance the budget in washington that we'll balance in ten years but not taking into account the 2.6 trillion that it will cost by creating a pathway to citizenship and that number may increase, wolf, if we don't have our borders secured. >> one final question, because a lot of republicans are looking at the fastest growing vote, the hispanic vote across the country and republicans, at least in the last presidential election, the one before 2008, didn't do very well. they are obviously anxious to reach out to latino voters. are you saying you want to just forget about that vote? >> no. what i'm saying, wolf, is that anyone that believes that immigration or illegal immigration is the most important issue to the latino population in america is grossly mistaken. it is an issue but it's not the most important issue to latinos. listen, the people that are hu
press secretary blames gop for the economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on. great panel today. doug schoen, former pollster to president bill clinton and fox news contributor and monica crowley radio talk show host extraordinaire and welcome to you all. big shocker the number we got yesterday. >> absolutely. overall it was a big shock. following the day before, carney would mention consumer sentiment because that plunged dramatically the day before. that was maybe even a bigger shock because that speaks to the future where the gdp report was, in the past. and that was all about the payroll tax hikes. so a double-whammy this week. martha: whose fault is it? >> you can't be in the white house and only cherry-pick the good stuff. first four years it was bush's fault. martha: sure you can. every white house wants to do that. >> the fact of the matter is the economy has been slowed in part because there was been a war on success and constant threening and deemization of business. a lot of businesses have been afraid and intimidated by this. martha: no doubt about
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-working tax paying american. >> reporter: most republicans on the committee agreed. >> i have a hard time telling my constituents in texas that congress is looking at passing a whole raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so woefully unenforced. >> reporter: the hearing touched on many of the measures congress is considering including strengthening background checks for gun buyers limiting high-capacity magazines and banning assault weapons. the last will be a tough sell even for some democrats like judiciary committee chairman patrick leahy. >> americans have the right to self-defense to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> reporter: as the hearing was going on senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona. one dead two wounded in phoenix, and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. 16-year-old hidayah who marched in the inauguration parade last week. >> just a couple of days after the happiest day of her life she's gone. >> repo
paycheck from higher social security taxes. ouch. next, $27 billion, that's how much taxpayers are going to lose on the government bailout from 2008. that is up from an estimate just a couple months ago. and finally, 44 years. that's how long deborah ford has worked for the postal service and she never took a sick day. the 64-year-old retires tomorrow. way to go. brian? >> brian: there is new signs of life in the housing market in the united states of america. the latest data shows home prices are actually inching up. so is now the right time to sell or down size to get out of debility? joining us now from nashville is dave ramsey. dave, are you optimistic things are turning around or is this just a regional turn around? >> well, all real estate is like politics, it's always regional it's always local. so we've had some markets that weren't hit nearly as hard by the recession and they've come back. some of them almost roaring back. we've got other areas of the country, and particular cities that are really still struggling. you just got to look around you in your particular area across t
continuing his campaign for extending tax cuts, um, for everyone but the wealthy top brackets, and so we had a fiscal cliff debate and fight on capitol hill where american taxpayers across the country paying their holiday bills were anxiously waiting to see what congress would do, and ultimately everyone but the top earners saw their tax cuts restored. and we went right into a debate about gun control and immigration reform. so it's true that the president has not talked about growth or the economy in a very long time. given this new data, though, and given the fact that we saw an anticipation of these sequestered cuts that the congress passed a long time ago and have the opportunity to undo but haven't yet and are set to go into effect on march 1, in anticipation of those cuts that really hit at defense spending we saw a big shrink in defense jobs, and that is going to continue, um, when we see the sequester go into effect in march. and it's going to hit domestic programs as well. combined that will be, produce a considerable dent to consumer demand. and as we get into a couple months down
tax nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. >> reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took part in an anti gang video. >> your job is to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: despite by laws that prohibit gunshots within city limits, more than any other city in america, chicago appea
from miami. currently it is 65 degrees in miami. why aren't we in florida? why? >>brian: and no taxes, we'd have no state income taxes too. >>gretchen: okay. i'll put in my vote for florida. i'm not sure my family would be in line for that. >>brian: i'll buy the bubble wrap. let's move. >>gretchen: let's get to your headlines first. family and friends remembering the life of beloved philadelphia pediatrician melissa katunutee outside her home her body was found bound and burned, a horrible crime. police say an exterminator confessed to killing her. jason smith told police the two got into an argument during his appointment at his home. he then allegedly strangled her and set her body on fire. >> this points out that it could happen to anybody at any time. any one of us let people into our houses without doing background checks or having somebody else present. >>gretchen: that's scary. surveillance video showed that smith's truck parked nearby and it showed him following her into her house and driving by twice after the murder. he's now facing several charges in connection with that ki
not that high, we can only hope, don't want another tax. and applies to online shoppers as well. the key you want to hear, debit and prepaid cards are exempt from this. there are questions out there whether american express users will be able to avoid this. they have special language in their contract which means they may be exempt, shep. >> shepard: and these fees are illegal in some states. >> yeah, ten states, you're lucky in you live in california, colorado, connecticut, florida, kansas, maine, massachusetts, new york, oklahoma, and texas. i just want to tell people like the rooeason it's a big deal. look i'll pay cash, what's the big deal. >> shepard: if you have cash on you. >> if you have cash on you, a, and b, credit cards have protections for consumers. if you want to call up after you bought something and falls apart and you don't want to pay for it you call the credit card operator and have it expunged, you can't necessarily do that with cash and get your money back, big protections built in for people who use credit card. i'm not a fan for credit card debt, but a reason to use it
differently. he supported tax increases. what does that say to you? >> two things. he joins a growing list of senators whoa are frustrated with the senate. that's a problem for all americans. not one party or another, but it has to be functional again. two, split cally speaking, it's not a safe republican state. this is what people have to keep their eye on. republicans lean as the favorites in the beginning. nothing is a sure thing even in the state of georgia. >> what do you think? you study georgia closely. >> absolutely. one of the first states i campaign in. he said it has been a really outstanding conservative member before i got to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have
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because corporate profits are up, costs are down, the fiscal cliff agreement has locked in low taxes for most of the upper-middle class and wealthy, and there's no sign of inflation as far as the eye can see. but corporate profits can't stay high when american consumers whose spending is 70% of the u.s. economy are this pessimistic about the future. they're just not going to spend. american companies won't be able to make up the difference in forward markets. europe is careening into a recession. japan is still in deep trouble. china's growth has slowed. profits are the highest share of the u.s. economy on record. wages are the lowest. but this imbalance can't and won't last. >> can't and won't. and look what's happening on wall street. they're doing better, willie, than ever before. >> mm-hmm. >> ever before. for the past four years, wall street has exploded over the past four years. real income has dropped for middle-class americans. the poverty rate's gone up. one in four americans are on food stamps. you talk about two americas. john edwards is right. >> incomes. >> over the past
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. they must pass a background check, pay a fine and back taxes and of course they must learn english. this plan also calls for beefed up border security and ensures illegals do not get their green card ahead of those already working towards citizenship. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. i'm not saying it's going to be easy and i'm not saying we're going to uk seed this time but i -- succeed this time but i think the channels are better than they've ever been. >> reporter: of course both senator schumer and senator mccain referencing this recent election. president obama gained 70% of the latino vote. coming up at 5:30, of course this plan does have its critics and some of them include republicans, of course. and we'll hear from them coming up in a half-hour. back to you, might be, jess -- back to you, mike, jessica. >> t
-up tax charges. >> reporter: he was finally released after a worldwide outcry. >> i cannot see anything. reporter: is he sort of a perpetual thorn in the side of the chinese government? >> that is an understatement. they've never seen anyone like him. normally they just lock somebody up and throw away the key. but they're afraid to do that with ai wei wei. >> reporter: though our cbs news beijing bureau was able to speak to ai wei wei this past week, he lives under constant surveillance and was not allowed to travel to the u.s. for his show. >> reporter: but he sent works that speak for him. a serpent constructed from small backpacks like those carried by children who died when their poorly built schools collapsed during the quake. an inspiration made of straightened rods that ai wei wei reformed from twisted iron he had sul vajed from the rubble. in a way, this is like a memorial. >> it is also a warning that we need to be straight. we need to stand tall and straight against these kinds of things happening in the future. >> i want to say... his works are filled with questions. that's w
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.o.p. for economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on, shepard? >> shepard: economists seem to have a number of reasons if not an explanation for this. >> they also don't seem to be worried. in part, because most private spending categories like housing actually did better in the fourth quarter than they did in the third. nigel got of global insight says you get a better picture of the economy looking at the period from july through december. >> third quarter 3.1% that overstated the strength of the recovery. fourth quarter minus .1 that understates. average the two. we are around 1.5%. so i think that's the underlying pace we were showing in the second half of the year it's a recovery but it's soft. gault expects positive growth this year and not a recession. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler at the white house tonight. thanks. the search is on for two missing workers after a landslide at a quarry. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> canada. rocks and mud gave way sweeping two construction trucks and pay loader into a deep gravel pit north of montrea
with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased, we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point, almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important, not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's
with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's go
reagan, you know, spoke so much about that and about taxes as well. >> well, i think that the real turning point for this president was that debt debate over the debt ceiling in july and august of 2011 and there an opportunity there and it came close, and i will not ascribe blame because there is probably enough going around when it looked like the president and john boehner were able to make a grand bargain, 3, $4 trillion in deficit reduction, it fell apart and rightly or wrongly it seems clear that the president and the white house decided at that point, we can't do business with these guys. boehner can't control the tea party element in his own house. and we're going to have to start running for president and running for president, pushing a liberal agenda. really from mid-summer, boehner says from labor day of 2011, he was very much running for president, pushing the liberal agenda. he was the protector of the middle class. and it is continued up through his re-election and now we see it in his inaugural address, very little talk about common ground. you know he basically dism
they pay any fines we establish. pay their taxes which is a critical part of this whole comprehensive approach. give them a chance to earn their way into citizenship learning english and the basics about america's history. and making sure that the amount of illegal immigrants -- amount of legal immigration that is allowed in the united states is based on the state of our economy. we are going to enshrine in here the principle when it comes to job openings americans get the first grab at it and the first opportunity and that's the way it should be. we're going to make certain beyond that there are opportunities for others and there are a variety of different ways we approach it. let me close by addressing one issue that is near and deer. it's been 12 years, 12 years since i introduced the dream act. i never gave up because when you meet these young people you can't give up. but there were some disappointing times and sad times. the last time around i met with these young people and i told them i'm never giving up on you, don't give up on us. that's what this is about. the dream act is
living illegally and not paying taxes and enjoying all the benefits. uma: juan, do you think this the end it will be a big showdown with the president and congress over this security issue? >> it could be. but i don't think that either side wants it to slow down this process. i think we are on a fast track, uma. i think that both republicans and democrats see political advantage to getting a deal done and want it done. i think that's why senator rubio has been able to persuade so many people on the right and some -- he's a tea party favorite that this is the time to get it done, and i think from the president's perspective it's key to his legacy to his second term agenda. uma: on the other side of this, from the g.o.p. if they do get a deal done this will hopefully operate door for more hispanics to take a second look at the g.o.p. >> absolutely. what bothers me. we are on a fast track. how much will this cost. how much will we add to medicare. social security, food stamps and so on. we will ram this through likely did with healthcare and three years from now wheel aoeb scratching our hea
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